Details for Steven (Steve) Richard Keller

August 18, 1964 - April 10, 2018

Janesville, WI -- On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, after a long battle with cancer, Steven (Steve) Richard Keller, age 53, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Steve’s battle with cancer was not an easy one, but he clung to the hope of spending eternity in heaven with God. He continually encouraged those around him by the hope and peace that he had in the midst of his suffering through the work that Jesus had done in him. Steve was born Aug. 18, 1964, in Janesville, WI, to Philip and June Keller. He graduated from Craig High School in 1983. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1988, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. On June 4, 1988, he married the love of his life, Patricia Badertscher. Steve lived in Janesville his whole life and enjoyed working as an electrical engineer at United Technology Aerospace Systems in Rockford, IL for almost 30 years. Steve was a member of River Hills Community Church where he loved to run sound for the worship teams and enjoyed the wonderful Bible teaching, singing and fellowship at the church.

Steve enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was one of the nicest guys you would ever meet and he was always willing to lend a hand whether someone needed a tool or his time. He loved being outdoors in God’s creation, especially camping, boating, going on walks, hiking, working in the yard or admiring sunrises and sunsets. He had an ongoing, and endless list of projects that he was always excited to explore. Steve was fascinated by anything that flew including planes, jets, rockets and anything to do with space.

Steve was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Keller (Badertscher); his 3 children: Kaitlyn Keller, Karisa (Daniel) Kosinski, and Jordan Keller; mother, June Keller; siblings: Lynne Keller, Karen (John) Summers, David (Darlyne) Keller; and many nieces; nephews; and other extended family. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Philip Keller; and brother, Philip (Mick) Keller.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. There will be a luncheon after the Burial at Compass CHURCH. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Faith Community CHURCH. Assisting the family with the arrangements is SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. For online obituary and registry:

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